I love making Eggs Benedict off all kinds and its a weekend favorite in the Ward house. This morning I had left over corned beef, potatoes and carrots that I had made from St. Patty's Day and I made a delicious Eggs Benedict with cheddar cheese sauce and it was a hit with the husband and our guests!
Ingredients (4 servings
4 English Muffins or Bread of your choice (sourdough is great to)
1 1/2-2 cups shredded Potatoes
For the cheddar cheese sauce:
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (any kind works but a Irish or sharp is best)
1 cup Milk
2 Tbl butter
2 Tbl flour
If I have left over potatoes from dinner I shred them on a cheese grater if I have left over carrots I had some of those as well. Now if you don't have potatoes left over you can still wash a raw potatoes and shred it as well. If you potato is raw then add a Tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet and fry the potatoes until done (add more oil if needed).
Take your cooked corned beef and shred it up with a fork and reheat in a skillet, keep the fat on if it has any so its cooks in its own fat. Add your cooked potatoes and stir it all up until heated through.
If your able to multitask then make this the same time as you do your cheese sauce.
For your cheese sauce, melt 2 Tbl of butter in sauce pan on med heat. As soon as its melted and starting to bubble add your flour and whisk it together util its all incorporated. Then slowly add milk and stir it until its starts to thicken. Then add your cheese and stir util its melted and a thick sauce. I add some pepper and sometimes a little lemon juice for some zest. Remove from heat.
Toast your bread and lightly butter if you want.
Now get your eggs on. I have a egg poaching pan which is amazing and if your a fan of poached eggs then I would recommend getting one. (if you don't know how to poach an egg then you can google it.) A good amount of time is usually 4 min.
To assemble I do it all except the eggs and sauce and then add them as soon as the eggs are done. Put down your bread. Add the corned beef and potato hash you made on top of the bread. Take a few spinach leaves and put on top of that. Then add 1 egg to each piece of bread. Then put your your cheese cause on top of your eggs and sprinkle with some pepper. Enjoy!